Here are our rules, although I tend to call them Community Guidelines, as this is just a basic idea what mentality we prefer to see in our members, but we're up for discussion if things go different way and need adjustment on a personal basis.
1. Guild Activity
While we don't require any specific numbers, we would love for you to become a part of the community. That means hop on discord, chat with people, take and give advice, and in general be a friend, even if your schedule doesn't work with every raid.
We find opinion of every member important and we'd want you to pay attention to announcement channels and react when we ask for it - all so we can be on the same page when changes come and no one gets upset.
2. dedicated Learning
As a primarily learning guild, we're highly motivated by our players becoming better with time. We don't intend to punish or gkick people who are slow with improvement, but we will have to reconsider your role in the guild if you won't be able to get to at least average level of gameplay for prolonged period of time. With our dedication, additional resources and mentorship program it shouldn't be too much of a hassle to learn a little bit at a time though.
3. Acceptance of all levels of skill
We're of the mindset that playing at a high skill level does not make you better as a person, and does not equate to special treatment on a personal level. We will be treating you equally when you're bad at your class as if you were on the top of DPS meter, but we may offer extra tips and critique where it's needed. This is also what we expect of our members - no verbal discrimination based on the skill level. Be nice to people when they're learning, and encourage them to do more over blaming them for everything!
While keeping in mind the above, we also believe that people of higher skill level deserve more access to the guild's resources such as extra channels, extra permissions, flexibility with builds etc, but that is meant as a reward for their hard work, and as a utility to help them be better teachers and community moderators - as opposed to giving them VIP badge and letting them do whatever they want. In the end, they pick up on extra responsibilities as a part of the mentorship plan, and we want to aid them with that, as they lose value from our guides and resources meant for lower skill levels.
4. Acceptance of all playstyles
There is an endless debate on each and every server that pops up in the team chat now and then, regardless of weather or time of the year. And when it starts, things get sour quickly. The thing I'm talking about is PPT vs Fights - and an endless competition of what is better and more productive.
As guild leaders and people who enjoy variety of styles ourselves, we're not keen on seeing that drama pop up. We all are people with different preferences and goals in our lives and game experiences, and people who PPT this week may become part of the fighting community next, or the other way around, and there's no shame in doing either of things.
If you gotta talk about it with others, please be respectful and remember the human behind the screen. PPT, Fights, Roaming, PvE etc, all of these things are part of the game and they don't harm anyone else, so let's be nice to each other and spread our love for the game.
5. No toxicity and elitism
This is a big one. We all came together as a guild when trying to find a safe place where skill elitism isn't tolerated. While we understand some people play simply better and have important things to share, we expect them to do it in respectful manner without toxic comments thrown in the faces of those who do not share their ways. This is why our mentors have an extra voice, but aren't allowed to go all "high and mighty" about it. Friendly banter and discussions are encouraged, but don't go out of line trying to prove how much better than everyone else you are and how that makes you special and unique.
We do understand that sometimes you get a little too competitive, though. Shit happens, and we get it. Learn to tune it down and apologize when you behaved in a toxic way, and try to do better next time.